Just got an Xbox 360 Slim anything free and interesting on XBL?

#1 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

So I just received an Xbox 360 Slim and it's been awhile since I've been on Xbox Live. I currently have a few codes for 2 free days of Xbox Live. Is there anything free and interesting I could try out or anything I've been missing out on?

#2 Posted by StarOceaner (23 posts) -

I mean, as far as free XBL arcade games there's not a whole not in the way. Currently the only two free ones I've recently played are Happy Wars and Doritos Crash Course. If you look around online, you're bound to find a list of free XBL arcade games. 
 
The paid ones are the ones you're really going to want to go after. Obviously if you spend money on a game, you can expect a high quality game. Pick up some microsoft points and download Castle Crashers, Minecraft, Counter-Strike, Braid, etc. just to name a few.

#3 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -

nope, nothing interesting other than multiplayer functionality in games.

#4 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Free and XBL. Does not compute.

#5 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5301 posts) -

Wreckateer is free.

#6 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

XBL does not work like a flash game site, though the indie game section may fool you in that regard. You start looking to spend 10 bucks a game, though, and there's some great great stuff to be found.

#7 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (392 posts) -

Wreckateer is free for the tenth anniversary of Xbox Live (November 15th and 16th), but that's a Kinect game.

#8 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

Besides apps there's pretty much nothing free on XBLM. Sometimes they have OK sales but nothing ever fantastic.

#9 Posted by impartialgecko (1611 posts) -

Free games and Microsoft are not on speaking terms.

#10 Posted by impartialgecko (1611 posts) -

@StarOceaner said:

I mean, as far as free XBL arcade games there's not a whole not in the way. Currently the only two free ones I've recently played are Happy Wars and Doritos Crash Course. If you look around online, you're bound to find a list of free XBL arcade games. The paid ones are the ones you're really going to want to go after. Obviously if you spend money on a game, you can expect a high quality game. Pick up some microsoft points and download Castle Crashers, Minecraft, Counter-Strike, Braid, etc. just to name a few.

I wouldn't recommend anyone play Counter-Strike on a 360.

#11 Posted by ptc (621 posts) -

Aegis Wing is free, and pretty good at that.

#12 Posted by kindgineer (2767 posts) -
#13 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Party chat is still pretty great, so annoying to organize people together on PS3, that doritos game is worth checking out Crash Course, a pretty fun platformer with your avatar.

#14 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -
#15 Posted by kindgineer (2767 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton: He said free and interesting. I feel justified in leaving that out of my list, lol. Watching Jeff play that game will be the most enjoyable way to discover if you have any want to experience that game.

#16 Posted by jeconner (70 posts) -

Hexic and Harm's Way are also free.

#17 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Welcome to the world of needing Gold and Points.

#18 Posted by manicraider (87 posts) -

Demos and Xbox 101.

#19 Posted by Nentisys (896 posts) -

@StarOceaner said:

I mean, as far as free XBL arcade games there's not a whole not in the way. Currently the only two free ones I've recently played are Happy Wars and Doritos Crash Course. If you look around online, you're bound to find a list of free XBL arcade games. The paid ones are the ones you're really going to want to go after. Obviously if you spend money on a game, you can expect a high quality game. Pick up some microsoft points and download Castle Crashers, Minecraft, Counter-Strike, Braid, etc. just to name a few.

Don't play minecraft or CS on a console, dude.

#20 Posted by kjbolin (5 posts) -

It's not free, but if you're a fan of the "Metroidvania" style games (Super Metroid, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) I HIGHLY recommend Shadow Complex. It's the best homage to Super Metroid I've ever played, and it's been one of my favorite games on Xbox 360 since I got the console in 2006.

#21 Posted by Jeust (10736 posts) -
@ahaisthisourchance said:

Free and XBL. Does not compute.

Pretty much... 
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